Savage on Corsi's bigotry: "Is that racist? ... Is that offensive to you? ... I don't see a problem ...."
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On the same day the Associated Press reported that Jerome R. Corsi -- co-author of the new anti-Kerry book Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry -- had apologized for making insulting remarks about Catholics and Muslims (and vulgar slurs against Bill and Hillary Clinton) on a conservative website, right-wing radio host Michael Savage defended Corsi from "the hit machine from the Associated Pukes." Corsi, whose offensive remarks Media Matters for America was the first to uncover, co-authored the book with John O'Neill, the founder of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group whose dishonest attacks on Senator John Kerry have been extensively documented by MMFA.
Savage's defense of Corsi came on the August 10 broadcast of Savage Nation -- four days after Savage announced that he would donate $5 to Swift Boat Veterans for each copy of Savage's own book, The Enemy Within: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on Our Schools, Faith, and Military, sold on his website:
SAVAGE: So let's see the quotes. [Reading aloud from AP article on Corsi]: "In a chat room entry last year on FreeRepublic.com, Corsi wrote: 'Islam is a peaceful religion, just as long as the women are beaten, the boys buggered, and the infidels are killed.'" Is that racist? Does that sound to you like -- is that offensive to you? They beat their women in most of these primitive communities, everybody knows that. The women are lower than cattle in these nations -- women are treated like filth. And they wanna kill infidels; I don't see a problem with that line.
[continues reading AP article] "In another entry, he says: 'So this is what the last days of the Catholic Church are going to look like. Buggering boys undermines the moral base and the lawyers rip the gold off the Vatican altars.' I don't disagree with that. What's wrong with that sentence? He says, "We may get one more Pope, when this senile one dies, but that's probably about it." "Corsi, who described himself as a 'devout Catholic,' said the comments are being taken out of context."
He said that it was a joke. Blah, blah, blah... "In a March posting, Corsi discussed Kerry's faith, writing: 'After he married TerRAHsa, didn't John Kerry begin practicing Judaism? He also has paternal grandparents that were Jewish. What religion is John Kerry?'"
Well, what's wrong with that? Kerry did say he was -- he had Jewish grandparents. See, they're trying to turn this guy into a Nazi. This is how the Associated Press works. The Democrats call and the little prostitutes with pens respond.